Rebuild of my 1979 Ford Bronco Ranger Xlt while i was in Rolling Fork, MS. 2005 A montage of pics i put together from this time, i purchased this vehicle while working on a dredge job. I was pulling a twelve hour shift at the jobsite and then working on the Bronco on my time off.
I had to purchase tools and such to do a complete rebuild from Wally World and the parts stores, I wasn't to happy with the quality of tools but hey I wasn't gonna make a trip to Dallas, TEXAS to get my personal tools.
As i started into what I thought was going to be a quick fix, my don't "do it halfway" complex took over every step of the way, and needless to say i opened up a real big can of worms. The end game was very rewarding as you may be able to see.
I used Gene Krupa and some music by The Meteors to help with the viewing.
I had a lot of support from my girlfriend Kim P at the time of the rebuild.
Questions and comments are welcome. just remember if you want to critique my work, "It is my truck and you aint got to ride in it"
Look for the other vid of the engine test run also.
1979 Ford Bronco XLT 4x4
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I thought you'd like a look at thie 1979 Ford Bronco XLT 4x4. This low
mileage original is powered by a 400M backed by a C6 automatic. It's sure
is looking tough in that black paint. It also has some nice aftermarket
bumpers and even a winch up front. Hope you like looking at it, thanks for
Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars in Fairmont CIty, IL
Background track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod. Available
under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
1979 Ford Bronco XLT 4x4 four wheel drive four wheeler off road truck show
vintage classic collector vehicle winch rollbar hot rod rat rod lead sled
custom auto automatic Gateway Classic Cars Fairmont City IL RamblinAround
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Hank's '79 Bronco - The "Resur~WRECK~tion"
This is the preamble to Daisy's recent upload. My '79 Bronco rebuilt from
the ground up. Blood, sweat, and tears went into this rig. After flippin it
hard last year it took alot! This truck will not see pavement except to
test and load - she's made for the mud!! Front tires (44's) don't like to
stay on the ground, she wants to fly - and she will! More to come - soon...
Race season is here, time to kick butt!
DOUBLE BRONCO 78 & 79 MUD ACTION !!
Double Bronco across the mud. The two tone is a 1979 Ford Bronco Ranger
XLT auto with a 460.
The silver one is a 1978 Ford Bronco Custom, 4 speed manual, 351M.
"Shu" would call me up and say "LETS GO FOR A DIG" no plates or anything.
The silver bronco was my first truck, and the vehicle I learned to drive
stick on. Randy was working the camera and doing commentary.
'79 Bronco "Rumblebee" gets badass air in tuff trucks!
This is from the June 7th, 2008 competition at the Grant County Fair in
Moses Lake. We were the 1st competitor in the 1st round and set the bar
pretty high. We got the best air and went in to the second round with teh
feeling we only had ourselves to beat..... Little did we know what would
happen in round 2....
1979 F150 "Unveiling" Video
This is the unveiling video of the 1979 F150, which went under the
restoration project in 2006. This truck has been in the family since new,
purchased in March 1979 by my father. He and I are the ones who done the
restoration on the truck. In this video the truck is not 100% finished by
close enough to complete the video. (04/11/09)
Betsy the bronco gets a new body
We swap the old rolled body for a new bronco body in 20 hrs. : )
The old body had been rolled and then hit by an RV and it was at the point
where you could hear seams popping.
New Products from Jeffs Bronco Graveyard January 2012.flv
New products from the Bronco Graveyard including a fender protector with a
bronco on it and BRONCO in script - very cool. The next products are wedges
to correct the pinion angle on lifted trucks - made of steel with 3
different angles and 3 widths available. A new license plate spring and
retainer clip are made from stainless steel and are exact reproductions.
Air lift kits are next - Made in the USA they are heavy duty and available
for a varity of trucks and Broncos. The web truck of the month is Rick
Cassatt's 79 clean stock orange truck with tasteful upgrades.
1979 Ford Bronco Ranger XLT Startup & Drive
Driving the 1979 Ford Bronco Ranger XLT with the durable 351M (Cleveland)
V8 and C6 automatic transmission. I incorrectly mentioned in the video
that the transmission was a Borg-Warner...it's a C6 3-speed auto with a
Borg-Warner 4-wheel-drive transfer case. I have not had to use the 4-wheel
drive, but it is functional with high and low ranges, and like other period
4-wheel-drive systems, you have to manually lock and unlock the front hubs.
Even with over 130,000 miles, it still runs great and starts on the first
crank. When I got it I had to replace the battery, headlight and taillight
assemblies, windshield wipers, and repair the turn signal and reverse
switches to get it on the road again. The taillights were difficult to
find but LMC Truck took care of those. More work will be done to it in the
near future to bring it to better condition than it is now, but it has been
very well maintained and I really enjoy driving it. I wish new cars still
had the personality this one has!
A couple of other things: I have the radio antenna, but took it off since
it's too tall for my tiny garage, and the aftermarket radio will be gone as
soon as I can find a vintage Ford replacement on eBay. It also came with a
vintage Motorola CB radio which isn't shown, I put it in the glove box
since I usually plug my iPod into the cigarette lighter.